2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5

BMW prepared a whole new lineup for the upcoming year. The 2014 BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has been introduced as one of the most fuel efficient cars capable of generating more than 300 HP.

With several elements inherited from the 535i model that includes the engine and design features, BMW attempts to an option in the growing segment of hybrid cars.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Sedan Est. Market Price: $61,400
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.7 gals (67 L) MPG: 23 city / 30 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 193.1 in. (490.5 cm) Wheelbase: 116.9 in. (296.9 cm)
Height: 57.6 in. (146.3 cm) Width: 73.2 in. (185.9 cm)
Unladen Weight: 4938 lbs (2240 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 10.0 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Performance
Engine: 3.0 Inline 6 Twin Turbo Hybrid Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Horsepower: 335 HP Max RPM: 5800 rpm
Torque: 330 lb-ft @ 1300-5000 rpm Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 5.7 seconds Top Speed: 130 mph (209 km/h)

Engine & Performance

The ActiveHybrid uses the same engine as the 535i luxury sedan. With a six-cylinder engine and an electric motor, the car generates up to 335 horsepower with an average gas consumption of 23 gallons per mile in the city and 30 on a highway.

You get an added 37 miles using the motor. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic gearbox and can go from 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds.
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Unlike other models from the 5 Series, the ActiveHybrid does not feature an all-wheel drive which affects to some degree its stability on the road but still maintains a firm grip during tight corners or at high speeds.

Additionally, the Dynamic Damper Control system adapts the car to the road conditions and driver's style.

Exterior

Similar to other models from the 5 Series, the ActiveHybrid incorporates the same redesigned front grill, air intake and rear headlights. The air intake itself has been lowered while the contour lines became more prominent.

Side indicators have been added to the mirrors and the rear of the car has been lifted and has an additional crease.

Interior

The interior is similar to the one found in other models in the lineup of the 5 Series. New chrome trims have been added around the control display.

Extra trim elements can be added as part of customization packages. Other that this minor touch, BMW includes new materials as part of the other personalized options.

BMW's version of hybrid cars positions the model in the luxury sedan category. The 2014 BMW 5 ActiveHybrid does not feature an economic gas engine but a powerful six cylinder matched with an electric motor able to deliver 300 horsepower using less gas.
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